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Book Title: Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo)|
The author of the book: C. Joseph Greaves
Edition: Bloomsbury USA
Date of issue: November 3rd 2015
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.7
ISBN 13: 9781620407851
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A gripping novelization of one of the most colorful—and controversial—courtroom showdowns in U.S. history, between special prosecutor Tom Dewey and mobster Lucky Luciano, the Boss of Bosses.
The year is 1936. Charles “Lucky” Luciano is the most powerful gangster in America. Thomas E. Dewey is an ambitious young prosecutor hired to bring him down, and Cokey Flo Brown—grifter, heroin addict, and sometimes prostitute—is the witness who claims she can do it. Only a wily defense attorney named George Morton Levy stands between Lucky and a life behind bars, between Dewey and the New York governor’s mansion.
As the Roaring Twenties give way to the austere reality of the Great Depression, four lives, each on its own incandescent trajectory, intersect in a New York courtroom, introducing America to the violent and darkly glamorous world of organized crime and leaving our culture, laws, and politics forever changed.
Based on a trove of newly discovered documents, Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) tells the true story of a singular trial in American history: an epic clash between a crime-busting district attorney and an all-powerful mob boss who, in the crucible of a Manhattan courtroom, battle for the heart and soul of a dispirited nation. Blending elements of political thriller, courtroom drama, and hard-boiled pulp, author C. Joseph Greaves introduces readers to the likes of Al Capone, Dutch Schultz, Meyer Lansky, and Bugsy Siegel while taking readers behind the scenes of a corrupt criminal justice system in which sinners may be saints and heroes may prove to be the biggest villains of all.
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Read information about the authorSee also Chuck Greaves
Charles Joseph Greaves is an honors graduate of both the University of Southern California and Boston College Law School who spent 25 years as a Los Angeles trial lawyer before turning his talents to fiction.
HARD TWISTED (Bloomsbury), Chuck's debut historical/true-crime novel, was called "a taut and intriguing thriller" (London Sunday Times) and "a gritty, gripping read, and one that begs to be put on film" (Los Angeles Times.)
TOM & LUCKY AND GEORGE & COKEY FLO (Bloomsbury), Chuck's second historical/true-crime novel, recounts gangster Lucky Luciano's colorful and controversial 1936 vice trial and was named by the Wall Street Journal to its year-end list of the "Best Books of 2015." Tom & Lucky was also a finalist for both the Macavity Award from Mystery Readers International and the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
In addition, Chuck publishes mystery fiction as Chuck Greaves. He has been a finalist for numerous national honors including the Shamus, Rocky, Reviewers Choice, and Audie Awards, as well as the New Mexico-Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma Book Awards. He is also a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the book critic for the Four Corners Free Press newspaper in Colorado, where he currently lives. You can visit him at www.chuckgreaves.com.
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